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Friday, May 23, 2014

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events May 24 to 30

Here are my top picks for free events scheduled from Saturday, May 24, to Friday, May 30.

All events are free, so take a look -- and don't you dare say there's nothing to do in Pasadena!

Individuals and families are invited to put on your helmets and ride your bikes over to Hastings Branch Library Saturday, May 24, at 10:30 a.m. You'll learn life-saving tips from experts in bicycle safety and receive a complimentary bike inspection and tune-up.

The California Senior Games Championships are May 24 to June 29 with 28 competitive sporting events from archery to volleyball for men and women 50 and older. Come cheer them on!

Pianists Fureya Unal and Judy Huang will perform piano music for four hands Wednesday, May 28, from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. for the popular Music at Noon concert series. 

The 2009 HBO film "Taking Chance" starring Kevin Bacon and the 2005 documentary film "Arlington: Field of Honor" will be shown in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library Wednesday, May 28, at 1 p.m. 

Journey with rail travel expert Tom Savio on Spain’s Al Andalus luxury railway Wednesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Distant Lands. Savio is the author of "The World's Great Railway Journeys" and "Extraordinary Railway Journeys."

With the theme Answering the Call of Duty, ordinary citizens, police officers and firefighters who have demonstrated extraordinary courage will be honored Thursday, May 29, at 1 p.m. during a very special awards ceremony at Ambassador Auditorium. Come hear the incredible stories about Pasadena's first responders and hero citizens and honor their efforts to safeguard our community.

The 1963 film "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen and James Garner will be shown Thursday, May 29, at 3:30 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library.


The Pasadena Public Library system's Summer Reading Challenge begins Saturday, June 7 and continues all summer long with plenty of activities for children, teens and adults. When you click on the link you'll see tabs for each age group.

Photo credits: Green Traveller, Pasadena Senior Center, Biola University, HBO, Corbis, Ambassador Auditorium, LMdC, Framingham Public Schools.


  1. I am admiring the arm on that swimmer.

  2. Ditto, Petrea! Competitive swimming takes a lot of strength.